Seattle International Film Festival 2003 : May 22nd - June 15th
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The Blessing Bell (2002)
87 minutes

The hapless Igarashi has a very bad day, featuring the loss of his job, a penitent yakuza, a spell in jail, a winning lottery ticket, an alluring trickster and so much more. Sabu (“Dangan Runner”, “Postman Blues”, “Monday”) drops his usual quirky action-comedy style in favor of a Kaurismäki-like episodic structure with a host of visual gags. Awards: Berlin ‘03: Forum (Best Asian Film)


Susumu Terajima
Naomi Nishida

6/1 1:45 pm
Egyptian Theatre

6/3 9:30 pm
Pacific Place Cinemas